There are many excellent books and articles featuring the history of New Orleans and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, cemetery architecture and modern conservation theory. Below is a shortened bibliography. Longer, topical bibliographies can be downloaded as pdf files.

Short Bibliography

  • Anson-Cartwright, Tamara, ed. Landscape of Memories: A Guide for Conserving Historic Cemeteries. Toronto: Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, 1997.
  • Ashurst, John et. al., Practical Building Conservation. English Heritage Technical Handbook, Vol. 4, New York: Halsted Press, 1988.
  • Ashurst, John and Nicola Ashurst. "Mortars, Plasters and Renders." Vol. 3, Practical Building Conservation. English Heritage Technical Handbook. New York: Halsted Press, 1988.
  • Brock, Eric J. Images of America: New Orleans Cemeteries. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Press, 1999.
  • Carter, Edward C. II, John C. Van Horne, and Lee W. Formwalt, eds. The Journals of Benjamin Henry Latrobe 1799-1820: From Philadelphia to New Orleans. New Haven: Yale University Press for the Maryland Historical Society, 1980.
  • Christovich, Mary Louise, ed. New Orleans Architecture, Vol. III—The Cemeteries. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing, 1974.
  • Durno, A.G. "Old Burial Places." Standard History of New Orleans. Edited by Henry Rightor, 256-266. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co. 1900.
  • Federal Writers' Project, The WPA Guide to New Orleans, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1938.
  • Feilden, Bernard M. Conservation of Historic Buildings. Oxford: Architectural Press, 1994.
  • Florence, Robert. City of The Dead: A Journey Through St. Louis Cemetery #1. New Orleans: University of Southwestern Louisiana, Center for Louisiana Studies, 1997.
  • Gayle, Margot, David W. Look and John G. Waite. Metals in America's Historic Buildings: Uses and Preservation Treatments. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1980.
  • Geerlings, Gerald K., Wrought Iron in Architecture: An Illustrated Survey. NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1983.
  • Gloag, John and Derek Bridgwater, A History of Cast Iron in Architecture. London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1948.
  • Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania. Dead Space: Defining the New Orleans Creole Cemetery. Philadelphia: GSFA - University of Pennsylvania, np. June 2001.
  • Grimmer, Anne. Preservation Brief 22: The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stucco. Washington, D.C.: Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Technical Preservation Services, 1990.
  • Gurcke, Karl. Bricks and Brickmaking: A Handbook for Historical Archaeology. Moscow, ID: University of Idaho Press, 1987.
  • Hirsch, Arnold R. and Joseph Logsdon. Creole New Orleans: Race and Americanization. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1992.
  • Huber, Leonard V. New Orleans: A Pictorial History from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. New York: American Legacy Press, 1971.
  • Kemp, John R. New Orleans: An Illustrated History. Woodland Hills, CA: Windsor Publications, 1981.
  • King, Grace. New Orleans: The Place and The People. New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895.
  • Latrobe, Benjamin Henry Boneval. Impressions Respecting New Orleans: Diary & Sketches 1818 – 1820. Edited by Samuel Wilson, Jr, 115-125. New York: Columbia University Press, 1951.
  • Lemmon, Alfred E., ed. "The Southern Cemetery". Special issue. The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of the Arts in the South, Vol. XXXI, No. 2, (Winter 1993).
  • London, Mark. Masonry: How to Care for Old and Historic Brick and Stone. Washington, D.C.: The Preservation Press, 1988.
  • Massari, Giovanni and Ippolito Massari. Damp Buildings Old and New. Rome:ICCROM, 1993.
  • Masson, Ann M. "Père La Chaise and New Orleans Cemeteries." The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of the Arts in the South 31, no. 2 (Winter 1993).
  • Masson, Ann M. and Lydia H. Schmaltz. Cast Iron and the Crescent City, New Orleans: Louisiana Landmarks Society, 1995.
  • Matero, Frank G. et al. A Conservation Program for Louisiana's Above Ground Cemeteries. New York: The Center for Preservation Research, unpublished report, 1987.
  • Matero, Frank G., et al. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Guidelines for Preservation and Restoration. np, 2002. Go there.
  • Matero, Frank G., with Joel C. Snodgrass, "Understanding Regional Painting Traditions: The New Orleans Exterior Finishes Study." APT Bulletin 24 (1-2, 1992): 45-47.
  • McKee, Harley J. Introduction to Early American Masonry, Stone, Brick, Mortar and Plaster. Washington DC: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1973.
  • Records and Deliberations of the CABILDO, typescript by WPA, 1936.
  • Strangstad, Lynette. Preservation of Historic Burial Grounds. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, n.d.
  • Teutonico, Jeanne Marie. ARC A Laboratory Manual for Architectural Conservators. Rome: ICCROM, 1988.
  • Thompson, Sharyn, Joey Brackner and Alfred E. Lemmon. "Historic Cemeteries in the Southern United States: A Preliminary Bibliography." The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of the Arts in the South. Vol. XXXI, No. 2, (Winter 1993).
  • Thompson, Sharyn and Lynette Strangstad. Florida's Historic Cemeteries, A Preservation Handbook. Tallahassee: Historic Tallahassee Preservation Board, 1989.
  • Torraca, Giorgio. Porous Building Materials: Materials Science for Architectural Conservation. Rome: ICCROM, 1981.
  • Upton, Dell. "The Urban Cemetery and the Urban Community: The Origin of the New Orleans Cemetery." In Exploring Everyday Landscapes: Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture VII. Edited by A.Adams and S. McMurry. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.
  • Vieux Carre Masonry Maintenance Guidelines. Revised from the initial report prepared by Mary L. Oehrlein in 1977. New Orleans: Vieux Carre Commission, 1980.
  • Waite, John G. Preservation Brief 27: The Maintenance and Repair of Architectural Cast Iron. Washington, D.C.: Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Technical Preservation Services, 1991.
  • Weaver, Martin E. Conserving Buildings, Revised Ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
  • Weeks, Kay D. and Anne E. Grimmer, The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Buildings, Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1995.
  • Wilson, Samuel, Jr. and Leonard V. Huber. The St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans. New Orleans: St. Louis Cathedral, 1963, 1988, 2001.

Extended Bibliographies

Pdfs of bibliographies on the many excellent resources available for the study of New Orleans, cemeteries, and burial traditions, architecture, and conservation technology can be downloaded here..

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